Rhode Island Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Rhode Island marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Providence
Most Populous City: Providence
Total Area: 1,210 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 1052567
Website: http://www.ri.gov
Source: Wikipedia

Rhode Island vital records can be obtained from the Office of Vital Records in the Department of Health in the case of Rhode Island marriage records, which cost $20, and from the Clerk of Family Court for $3 when seeking Rhode Island divorce records. However, only those with a "direct and tangible interest" in any records may access them. Counties and cities store their own records of civil unions, marriages, and divorces that occur in their jurisdiction and may have different methods for requesting these files. Rhode Island marriage records older than 100 years are considered public records and may be obtained from either the relevant county or city or from the Rhode Island State Archives. Rhode Island is the smallest state in the country by area but holds two seats in the House of Representatives, more than the much larger states of Montana and Wyoming.

For more information on Rhode Island vital records, visit Rhode Island Birth & Death Vital Records

Rhode Island Vital Records Offices

Record Type: Marriage Certificates
State Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
3 Capitol Hill, Room 101
Providence, RI 02908-5097
Phone: 401-222-2812

Business Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Note: The record may be also obtained from the town or city where the marriage took place, if the record is less than 100 years old.
Record Access Requirements: Requester must be person of record or immediate family members.

Records Available: Divorce Records
Note: Divorce records are found at one of the 5 county Family Courts.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Court Administrator
Supreme Court
250 Benefit St
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-3266
Fax: 401-222-4224

Business Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Note: For questions regarding the Superior Courts, call 401-222-2622. For questions regarding the District Courts, call 401-458-5201.

Records Available: Criminal Records
Department of Attorney General
Bureau of Criminal Identification
150 S Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-274-4400
Fax: 401-222-1331

Business Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Record Access Requirements: Criminal records are only released to law enforcement agencies, the subject, or to those with a signed notarized authorization from the subject.
Search Note: They will call the Notary on the authorization for verification. 100% of the records are fingerprint-supported.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
Rhode Island Department of Corrections
PO Box 8249
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-462-3900
Fax: 401-462-2253

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Search Note: Location, physical identifiers, conviction and sentencing information, and release dates are provided.

Rhode Island County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

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